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Officer finds boy in car stolen in Northern California

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA (AP) – Authorities in Northern California found a two-year-old boy still inside a car that was stolen before dawn in the San Francisco Bay Area.

An officer found the three-foot-tall child and the missing car on Sunday evening about four miles from where he’d been abducted.

“As a precautionary measure Jacob has been taken to a local hospital,” Sunnyvale DPS tweeted. “He appears to be unharmed and healthy.”

Police said the 2008 Buick Enclave was taken while Jacob Jardine’s mother was unloading groceries at a motel at about 4am in the city of Sunnyvale, south of San Francisco.

The California Highway Patrol cancelled an Amber Alert about the missing child 13 hours after it was issued for five bay area counties.

There was no immediate indication whether the thief or thieves knew the child was in the car when it was stolen, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Investigators did not say if they had suspects or release any descriptions.